Greater San Antonio

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San Antonio-New Braunfels
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Downtown San Antonio from the Tower of the Americas
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Map showing the location of the San Antonio-New Braunfels MSA
Country Flag of United States.svg United States
State Flag of Texas.svg Texas
Principal cities
Area
  Urban
597.1 sq mi (1,546 km2)
   MSA 7,387 sq mi (19,130 km2)
Population
 (2015) [1]
   Urban
1,880,707 26th
  Urban density2,944.6/sq mi (1,136.9/km2)
  MSA
2,429,609 (24th)
  MSA density302.42/sq mi (116.77/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
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San Antonio–New Braunfels is an eight-county metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Texas defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Colloquially referred to as Greater San Antonio, the metropolitan area straddles South Texas and Central Texas and is on the southwestern corner of the Texas Triangle. The official 2018 U.S. Census estimate [2] showed the metropolitan area's population at 2,518,036—up from a reported 1,711,103 in 2000—making it the 24th largest metropolitan area in the United States. [3] Austin–Round Rock lies about 80 miles northeast of Greater San Antonio.

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San Antonio–New Braunfels is the third-largest metro area in Texas, after Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington and Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land .

Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex Metroplex in Texas, United States

The Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex encompasses 13 counties within the U.S. state of Texas. Residents of the area also refer to it as DFW, or the Metroplex. It is the economic and cultural hub of the region of North Texas, and it is the largest inland metropolitan area in the United States.

Greater Houston Metropolitan area in Texas, United States

Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land is the fifth-most populous metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the United States, encompassing nine counties along the Gulf Coast in southeastern Texas. With a population of 6,997,384 people, as of 2018 census estimates, the MSA is the second-most populous in Texas after the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. Colloquially referred to as Greater Houston, the 10,000-square-mile (26,000 km2) region centers on Harris County, the third-most populous county in the nation, which contains the city of Houston—the largest economic and cultural center of the South—with a population of 2.3 million. Greater Houston is part of the Texas Triangle megaregion along with the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, Greater Austin, and Greater San Antonio.

Counties

There are eight counties that combine to form Greater San Antonio. The central county is Bexar.

Bexar County, Texas County in the United States

Bexar County is a county of the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,714,773, and a 2017 estimate put the population at 1,958,578. It is the 17th-most populous county in the nation and the fourth-most populated in Texas. Its county seat is San Antonio, the second-most populous city in Texas and the seventh-largest city in the United States.

Census Area Estimated population as of July 1, 2018 2010 Census 2000 Census 1990 Census
San Antonio–New Braunfels Metropolitan Statistical Area2,518,0362,142,5081,711,7031,407,745
Atascosa 50,310 44,911 38,628 30,533
Bandera 22,824 20,485 17,645 10,562
Bexar 1,986,049 1,714,773 1,392,931 1,185,394
Comal 148,373 108,472 78,021 51,832
Guadalupe 163,694 131,533 89,023 64,873
Kendall 45,641 33,410 23,743 14,589
Medina 50,921 46,006 39,204 27,312
Wilson 50,224 42,918 32,408 22,650

The MSA covers a total of 7,387 sq. mi. 7,340 sq. mi. is land and 47 sq. mi. is water.

Communities

Greater San Antonio has a number of communities spread out across several counties and regions. It is centered around the City of San Antonio, the second largest city in Texas and the seventh largest city in the USA, with roughly 1.5 million residents spread across approximately 500 square miles. Other regions include the Randolph Metrocom and the surrounding counties.

San Antonio City in Texas, United States

San Antonio, officially the City of San Antonio, is the seventh-most populous city in the United States, and the second-most populous city in both Texas and the Southern United States, with more than 1.5 million residents. Founded as a Spanish mission and colonial outpost in 1718, the city became the first chartered civil settlement in present-day Texas in 1731. The area was still part of the Spanish Empire, and later of the Mexican Republic. Today it is the state's oldest municipality.

Downtown San Antonio is the urban core of the metropolitan area. Panorama from hotel in San Antonio.jpg
Downtown San Antonio is the urban core of the metropolitan area.
New Braunfels is the second largest city in the metropolitan area and is a satellite of San Antonio. Downtown New Braunfels on rainy morning IMG 3258.JPG
New Braunfels is the second largest city in the metropolitan area and is a satellite of San Antonio.
Seguin is the fourth largest city in the metropolitan area and is a satellite of San Antonio. Guadalupe courthouse.jpg
Seguin is the fourth largest city in the metropolitan area and is a satellite of San Antonio.
Alamo Heights is an inner-ring suburb of San Antonio. Together with Olmos Park and Terrell Hills, Alamo Heights is a relatively short distance from Fort Sam Houston and Uptown, Midtown, and Downtown San Antonio. St. Peter's Church, Alamo Heights, TX.jpg
Alamo Heights is an inner-ring suburb of San Antonio. Together with Olmos Park and Terrell Hills, Alamo Heights is a relatively short distance from Fort Sam Houston and Uptown, Midtown, and Downtown San Antonio.

Places with more than 1,000,000 people

Places with 50,000 to 100,000 people

Places with 25,000 to 50,000 people

Cibolo, Texas City in Texas, United States

Cibolo is a city in Guadalupe and Bexar counties, Texas, United States. It is part of the San Antonio–New Braunfels Metropolitan Statistical Area. Cibolo voted to become an independent township on October 9, 1965. As of the 2010 census, Cibolo had a population of 15,349, up from 3,035 at the 2000 census. In 2015, the estimated population was 26,637. In 2016, the estimated population was 27,855. In 2017, the estimated population was 29,249.

Converse, Texas City in Texas, United States

Converse is a city in Bexar County, Texas, United States, 15 miles (24 km) northeast of downtown San Antonio. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 18,198. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Schertz, Texas City in Texas, United States

Schertz is a city in Guadalupe, Bexar, and Comal counties in the U.S. state of Texas, within the San Antonio–New Braunfels metropolitan area. The population was 40,092 as of the 2017 U.S. Census estimate, up from 31,465 at the 2010 census.

Places with 10,000 to 25,000 people

Places with 5,000 to 10,000 people

Places with 1,000 to 5,000 people

Places with fewer than 1,000 people

Unincorporated places

Economy

San Antonio–New Braunfels is home to seven Fortune 1000 companies. Valero Energy Corp, Tesoro Petroleum Corp, Clear Channel Communications, USAA, NuStar Energy and CST Brands Inc are located in San Antonio. [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] Rush Enterprises is located in New Braunfels.

Transportation

Downtown San Antonio from U.S. 281 southbound. US 281, San Antonio, Texas.JPG
Downtown San Antonio from U.S. 281 southbound.

The San Antonio International Airport (SAT) is located in Uptown San Antonio, approximately eight miles north of Downtown. It has two terminals and is served by 21 airlines serving 44 destinations including six in Mexico and one in Canada.

VIA Metropolitan Transit is the metropolitan area's public transportation authority, serving the entire City of San Antonio and many of its suburbs throughout Bexar County.

San Antonio Station serves as the area's Amtrak train station.

Interstate Highways

Other major highways

Education

The City of San Antonio is home to many public institutions. The San Antonio area's largest university is the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Other public institutions include the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas A&M University–San Antonio, and the five colleges of the Alamo Community College District.

The city has many private institutions as well, such as Our Lady of the Lake University and St. Mary's University on the inner west side. Trinity University and the University of the Incarnate Word are in Midtown. The Culinary Institute of America maintains its third campus in Downtown.

Texas Lutheran University in Seguin and Howard Payne University at New Braunfels, now offering classes at a local high school but will soon have a true campus in the Veramendi Development, are the only higher education institutions in the area outside of San Antonio city limits.

The San Antonio area has many public elementary and secondary schools sorted into the following independent school districts:

CountyIndependent School Districts (ISDs)
AtascosaCharlotte, Jourdanton, Karnes City, Lytle, Pleasanton, Poteet, Somerset
BanderaBandera, Medina, Northside, Utopia
Bexar County/City of San AntonioAlamo Heights, Boerne, Comal, East Central, Edgewood, Fort Sam Houston, Harlandale, Judson, Lackland, Medina Valley, North East, Northside, Randolph Field, San Antonio, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City, South San Antonio, Southside, Southwest, Somerset
ComalNew Braunfels, Comal, Boerne
GuadalupeSeguin, Navarro, Comal, New Braunfels, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City, Marion, San Marcos Consolidated, Nixon-Smiley Consolidated, Prairie Lea, Luling, La Vernia
KendallBoerne, Comfort, Blanco, Comal
MedinaDevine, Hondo, Medina Valley, Natalia, Lytle
WilsonFloresville, La Vernia, Stockdale, Nixon-Smiley Consolidated, Poth, East Central

Demographics

Historical populations
CensusPop.
1950 603,775
1960 796,79232.0%
1970 863,6698.4%
1980 1,154,64833.7%
1990 1,407,74521.9%
2000 1,711,70321.6%
2010 2,142,50825.2%
Est. 20142,328,6528.7%

As of the census [2] of 2000, there were 1,711,703 people, 601,265 households, and 432,131 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 71.4% White, 7.2% African American, [9] 0.8% Native American, 1.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 16.6% from other races, and 3.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 50.4% of the population. The median income for a household in the MSA was $40,764 and the median income for a family was $46,686. Males had a median income of $32,143 versus $24,007 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $18,713.

Racial and Ethnic Composition of Greater San Antonio [10]
YearNot Hispanic or LatinoHispanic or LatinoTotal
WhiteBlack or African AmericanAmerican Indian or Alaska NativeAsianNative Hawaiian or Other Pacific IslanderOther RaceTwo or More RacesTotalWhiteBlack or African AmericanAmerican Indian or Alaska NativeAsianNative Hawaiian or Other Pacific IslanderOther RaceTwo or More RacesTotal
2014793,403137,4014,60347,5801,8902,73434,2591,021,870976,6717,8839,9371,702724187,58732,8481,217,3522,239,222
35.4%6.1%0.2%2.1%0.1%0.1%1.5%45.6%43.6%0.4%0.4%0.1%0.0%8.4%1.5%54.4%100%
2013783,712133,7104,39145,0491,9473,24631,7421,003,797930,0347,82711,0541,915742205,36531,9901,188,9272,192,724
35.7%6.1%0.2%2.1%0.1%0.1%1.4%45.8%42.4%0.4%0.5%0.1%0.0%9.4%1.5%54.2%100%
2012774,827130,0964,52142,6471,8243,17629,516986,607895,5457,31210,4981,891668214,55532,0771,162,5462,149,153
36.1%6.1%0.2%2.0%0.1%0.1%1.4%45.9%41.7%0.3%0.5%0.1%0.0%10.0%1.5%54.1%100%
2011767,349128,0694,66640,3561,8603,17827,143972,621834,8747,09510,0691,832403248,05430,5141,132,8412,105,462
36.4%6.1%0.2%2.0%0.1%0.2%1.3%46.2%39.7%0.3%0.5%0.1%0.0%11.8%1.5%53.8%100%
2010758,379125,2704,82839,3581,7503,43023,711956,726778,7806,9848,7211,659383276,64527,8841,101,0562,057,782
36.9%6.1%0.2%2.0%0.1%0.2%1.2%46.5%37.8%0.3%0.4%0.1%0.0%13.4%1.4%53.5%100%

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